Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Zephyr:Going Back to Colorado

You will find a young Tommy Bolin shredding the guitar on this second album from Zephyr. Kind of shunned by the critics, as if they really matter, but an album I quite enjoy. Strong female vocals, some flute, heavy guitar riffs and a few rather trippy moments. Nothing ground breaking, but nothing to sleep on either.

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Friday, August 10, 2007

The New Apocalypse:Stainless Soul

I'm having a hard time finding much info on this LP. I can tell you it's on MTA from 1967 and one hell of a funk gem. It's got breaks, some real nice organ, funky basslines and horn stabs. From what I gather it's a bit of a rare album. As always recorded from vinyl, but not too much extra noise on this copy. You will really enjoy this album, solid all the way through.

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Monday, January 22, 2007

The Great Society With Grace Slick

"Conspicuous Only In It's Absence" was recorded live at the Matrix Club in 1966 before The Great Society broke up, but was released after the fact. I believe this is the earliest version of "Somebody to Love", before it blew up in 67 with Grace Slick's new band.....Jefferson Airplane.

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Sunday, January 7, 2007

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band:Safe As Milk

This is the 1999 cd release of the album with 7 bonus tracks. Originally released in 1967. This album changed the face of music and is considered one of the greatest debut rock albums.

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Sunday, December 31, 2006

A.B. Skhy:Ramblin' on

This is an out of print psych gem. Produced by Kim Fowley and released on MGM in 1970. This is their 2nd and much harder to find album. Lot's of solid playing throughout with a some nice drum breaks and excellent vocals. The last track is a dedication to Gabor Szabo. I highly encourage you to check this one out, you will not find it cheap anywhere, if at all. Enjoy

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Asobi Seksu:Citrus

Shoegazer lives on. This album blows my mind and does the genre a huge credit. The sound this cd puts out will wrap you up in it's warm pulsing ambient atmospheres. Melodies and hooks and a singer with the voice of an angel. Excellent guitar work that will take your ears to new levels of sonic bliss...sometimes reminiscent of My Bloody Valentine and The Primitives, but original enough to hold their own.

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Friday, December 29, 2006

The Jimmy Castor Bunch:It's Just Begun

This 1972 outing set the tone for the Jimmy Castor Bunch's 1970s success through an effective and distinctive mix of funk, pop hooks, social commentary, and gonzo comedy. It's Just Begun also helped the group score a million-selling crossover hit single with "Troglodyte." The album also included a b-boy favorite in its title track, a salsa-inflected funk excursion whose breakbeats continued to be spun by DJs well into the 1980s. It's Just Begun is an important and influential release from a sadly underrated group and well worth a listen for anyone interested in the roots of 1970s funk. Review from allmusic.com

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